Kazak

With a population about 1,250,500, Kazaks are mostly live in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The Kazakh language belongs to the Turkic group of Altaic language family. Kazakh-speakers in China use an Arabic-derived alphabet similar to that used to write Uyghur. The oldest known written records of languages closely related to Kazak were written in the Orkhon script. Kazak people beliefs in Animist and Islam.

Kazak is mainly engaged in animal husbandry and sidelined with agriculture.

Traditional food: meat, dairy products, pasta and mare's milk wine.

Traditional festivals: Corban, Eid ul-Fitr, Nowrūz festival.

The traditional art and craft: carving, embroidery and graphic arts.

Traditional songs and Dances: milking dance, tapestry dance.

Traditional athletics: Buzkashi (scrambling for a sheep), girl chasing, horse racing, arrow shoot, wrestling on horse back, wrestling.
 

The main building of Kazak museum is a traditional Kazak yurt that collected from Kazak Autonomous prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The yurt was made by local craftsmen according to the national customs and traditional crafts. The building components were shipped to Beijing and assembled in 1998. The museum opened to the public in 2001. The building was rebuilt with brick in 2009.

Kazakh museum consist of yurt and prairie. It is arranged as a nomads family environment and the vegetation are cultivated according to local climate. Construction area of the museum is 28.26 square meters that covers an ground area of 337 square meters.

Indoor and outdoor displays of the Kazakh museum are live settings according to the Kazakh traditional production and lifestyle. All exhibit items are collected from the Xinjiang, which covers a time span of about a hundred years of history.